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Corey Kluber is the ace the Yankees need

Corey Kluber is the difference maker and impact arm the Yankees need atop their rotation.  In 2017 and 2018, Yankee fans wished ace-like status on Luis Severino, but his inconsistencies have left him just short of owning the name.  Kluber, 32, has been the definition of consistent for the Cleveland Indians, winning 18+ games four out of the last five years and winning 20 games in 2018 for the first time in his career. Kluber has posted an ERA below 3.50 every season since 2014, and has struck out at least 220 hitters in the same span. Kluber keeps getting better, and is not showing any signs of regression. Kluber is an ace, the ace the Yankees need.

Yankees Injury Update: Clint Frazier reinstated from 10-day DL

Earlier this morning, the Yankees activated outfielder Clint Frazier from the 10-day disabled list.  Frazier had spent the last month on the disabled list recovering from a strained left oblique and had been rehabbing with double-A Trenton in the Eastern League playoffs the past week.   

Frazier went just 2-for-17 with a concerning 10 strikeouts during his rebab stint, however, the Yankees will activate him to the major league roster today, and it's likely he'll see action in at least one of the three 'road' games this week, as the Yankees return home to New York to face the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field. 

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Prior to being placed on the DL, Frazier was hitting .247/.274/.477 with 15 extra-base hits (four HRs) and 17 runs batted in, but he was on a bit of a cold streak prior to his injury, going just 7-for-45 (.167) with one home run and a poor .222 on-base percentage over his final ten games. 

Frazier adds more outfield depth as the Yankees chase down their first playoff appearance since 2015, and with Aaron Hicks possibly done for the season with a second oblique injury of his own, Frazier should see regular playing time over the team's final 20 games, even considering the recent hot streaks for Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Judge.  The Yankees will want to keep all of their regulars rested heading into the playoffs, and if Frazier can catch fire over the final 20 games, he very well just might earn himself a spot on the 25-man playoff roster. 

Article by: Andrew Natalizio